The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: October 2016

NCAA Title Defense Begins With Hoops Mania Celebration

Villanova University got a big start to its ‘Halloweekend’ with the annual Hoops Mania celebration. It’s a celebration for the basketball team and marks the official start of basketball season. Tickets were in high-demand. Students who were fortunate enough to win tickets through the lottery system lined up bright and early, in hopes for getting lower level… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Hoops Mania Predictions, Matt Sczcur’s Cub Magic, Villanova Media Day, and More!

It’s Thursday! A new episode of State of the Nova Nation is live! Subscribe on iTunes for free, or listen/download here: The buzz for Hoops Mania has swept through Villanova University–predictions and a wish list for the student-only celebration, Matt Sczcur’s magical equipment, Villanova Media Day, men’s and women’s soccer, cross country, volleyball, women’s rowing,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Homecoming Weekend, Daniel Ochefu, Ryan Arcidiacono, ‘V for Villanova,’ and More!

Another Tuesday, another episode of’s podcast, State of the Nova Nation!

‘Nova Rushing Attack, Defense Dominate Albany in Homecoming Game

After losing their first conference game to Richmond last week, the Wildcats were able to bounce back and defeat Albany, 24-13. Zach Bednarczyk was medically cleared to play the game after suffering a headache injury last week, that was originally thought to be linked to a concussion. “I felt good out there,” Bednarczyk said. “For… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Pavilion Renovations, #12500forTalley, Jay Wright’s New Book, & More!

Another episode of SNN is live! You may get it on iTunes, or stream/download the episode from here: Show Description: Thanks to a $22.6 million donation from an alumnus, the Pavilion is getting a much-needed overhaul. What are some changes rumored to come? Also discussing #12500forTalley, Homecoming, men’s and women’s soccer, golf, swimming, cross… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Anthem Protests, FT Distractions, Homecoming, & More!

The latest episode of State of the Nova Nation is available for streaming and download! We’re also now available on iTunes! If you subscribe through iTunes and hit the “refresh podcast” button, the second episode should show in your podcast menu. Otherwise, the iTunes Store will take 24 hours to officially display it on the… Read More ›

Takeaways and Notes from Big East Media Day

On Tuesday, the stage was set at Madison Square Garden for Big East Media Day, the unofficial start to the 2016-17 season and a signal that college hoops is just around the corner. After enjoying a 35-5 season that was topped off with a national championship, the Villanova Wildcats were the stars of the scene… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Big East Media Day & More!

State of the Nova Nation is back! This time as an audio podcast! It’s currently in the process of being approved for being on the iTunes Store, but in the mean time here is a link to the first episode of the relaunch: So listen online or download the podcast! You can even hit… Read More ›

Villanova’s Rushing Attack Results in 35-0 Shutout Win

Villanova’s offense exploded for a total of 463 total yards of offense in a 35-0 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. The Wildcats were able to establish their running game early, totaling 317 yards on the ground with a combination of Aaron Forbes, Javon White, and Matt Gudzak running the ball. The three-man rotation keeps… Read More ›

Wildcats Exorcise Blue Demons, Win in Big East Action

On Saturday, the Villanova University men’s soccer team faced off against the DePaul Blue Devils at the Higgins Soccer Complex. It may have been unseasonably cold for an early October afternoon, but that couldn’t stop the red-hot Wildcats attack, as Villanova triumphed over DePaul for their third straight win by a score of 4-2. The Wildcats… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.


October 2016